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Bricklayers Arms

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Will Larter left this review about The Bricklayers Arms

The Everards beers that used to be regulars have now been replaced by Batemans XB, which can be found on the smaller bar in a drinking corridor between the front and back rooms. Four other hand pumps in the front bar have an interesting variety of guest ales, often from local breweries such as Tring. The front room is in bare boards ale house style, with a couple of upended barrels as well as the usual tables and chairs. Through the corridor there is an option (on the right) to take your drinks out into the yard (sunny and crowded days only), or there's the smaller back room, or (past the toilets) the smokers yard at the back.

The landlady and regulars take pride in a review which described the pub as "quirky", but apart from the fact that almost all of the people I have met here support Luton Town, I have seen little real evidence of this. It's always very busy here on Luton Town match days, and away fans may be turned away if they are wearing colours, even if they can get the door to open.

On 24th February 2013 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Bricklayers Arms

A destination venue for ale (though as mentioned below, the large solid exterior door does make you wonder if they are open and it requires a good shove to get through!). There were five ales on when I visited on Tuesday (Oakham JHB, Atomic Brewery Fusion and Crystal Tips, Crouch Vale Essex Boys and RCH Hewish Mild) which were in pretty good shape along with a couple of interesting keg choices as well as Stowford Press keg cider. The bar is to the left as you enter and to the right is a slightly mad souk area of books, television, fireplace, old whisky barrels and assorted nik-naks. I settled in at the bar and got chatting with a couple of the locals and the licensee which helped the ale go down easily but meant I didn’t pay much attention to the rest of the surrounds.

I liked this one and I’d make a point of coming back here another time. Combined with the English Rose, this is a good reason to come out to Luton if you fancy a short but enjoyable crawl.

On 27th January 2012 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Bricklayers Arms

One of the better real ale pubs in Luton. The Bricklayers is an above average traditional pub tucked away in a back street behind Luton Rail station. Its location and appearance from outside is not the most welcoming to the stranger, especially as the front door is very solid and unless you are 7 ft tall and can see over the curtains, no chance to see inside but have the courage of your convictions and venture in.
Inside it is a no nonsense, no frills pub with a front and rear drinking areas. Mainly wooden décor in crème and burgundy colour scheme decorated with lots of old books and pub memorabilia and uses several large barrels as tables in the front bar area. It is a Free House and supports five hand pumps dispensing Everards Tiger and Beacon and three guest ales, one of which was Batemans XXXB on my last visit. It also has continental lagers on tap for those who are of that persuasion and I recognised Leffe and Hoegaden. The beer quality is usually good but I know others who have experienced off nights here, but I usually stick to the Tiger, and that has always been very good for me.
It does not attract a lot of passing trade due to its location and the bar staff can appear to favour the regulars, but I have not experienced any great problems with the service here.
So if you are catching or meeting a train at the station I can thoroughly recommend the Bricklayers as a place to pass the time.

On 6th February 2009 - rating: 8
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